Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chinese Double Happiness Cookies



My friend Anna threw a bridal shower last weekend for her future sister-in-law. Anna wanted to gift her with some cookies that had the Chinese "Double Happiness" symbol or character, to honor the family's Chinese American heritage. The Chinese color for happiness, good luck, and weddings, is red, so color choice was easy. I made a set of twelve, but we trimmed them to eight for the red presentation box, 8 being a lucky number in Chinese culture. 

Using Sugarbelle's Sugar Cookie Dough, I made the cookies in three shapes: 

1. Rectangle, using the 2" x 2.5" rectangular cutter from 

2. Square, using the 2.5" fluted cutter (usable area 2.25") from 

3. Circle, using the 2.5" round cutter (usable area 2.25" usable area) from 

They were so pretty without a border, I decided to leave them plain. 

 




The wafer papers are available for purchase in my store.
A step-by-step how-to for decorating cookies with wafer papers can be found here.

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